Whitecaps collect two weekend wins, move into tie for first place in Eastern Division

LocalSportsJournal.com

The West Michigan Whitecaps clinched a winning road series in Ohio over the weekend with a pair of victories over Lake County.

The Whitecaps won 1-0 on Saturday and 5-1 on Sunday.

West Michigan won three of four games in the series and are now 15-9 on the season. They are tied for first place in the Midwest League Eastern Division with Dayton.

On Sunday, starting pitcher Gregory Soto allowed one unearned run on four hits over five innings to pick up the win. Soto now sits at 2-0 on the year and has pitched 22 innings without surrendering an earned run.

West Michigan scored four runs in the first inning to jump out to a lead that wasn’t surrendered. Danny Woodrow paced the Whitecaps with three hits and one run while Anthony Pereira added two hits.

On Saturday, Woodrow had the lone RBI while starting pitcher Austin Sodders struck out 10 over six innings, picking up the win.

West Michigan will return home for a six-game home stand beginning on Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. against Clinton.

 

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